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Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History

America's first transcontinental railroad was completed with a golden spike 145 years ago. Thousands of Chinese workers helped build it, but their faces were left out of photos from that historic day.
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D.C. Jazz History

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

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Preserving D.C.'s Archives

Long-stalled plans to centralize and modernize DC Archives are now underway, and a newly formed group calling itself Friends of DC Archives are joining in.


Federal Goverment Jeopardizes Navajo Family's Ties To Its Home

The National Park Service says that an 89-year-old Navajo elder will be the last to live at Wupatki National Monument. Stella Peshlakai Smith's family faces eviction when she dies.

How A Persian-American Love Story Got Its Start In Harlem

Tell Me More's Davar Ardalan receives an Ellis Island Medal of Honor and remembers her grandparents. Their story began in 1920s Harlem and, Ardalan writes, "could be a page out of a Persian epic."
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A Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story, So That We Won't Forget

Robert Behr has told the tale of his time at a Nazi labor camp over and over again -- and he says he'll continue to do so for as long as he can.


Rat Pack's Sammy Davis Jr. Lives On Through Daughter's Stories

Many people considered Sammy Davis Junior the greatest entertainer of his era. His daughter Tracey Davis shares stories from her book Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father.
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First African-American Park Service Director Reflects On Places We Preserve

Robert G. Stanton served as the first African American to lead the National Park service, and says these parks say a lot about how Americans view themselves.

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House Moves Forward On Creation Of National Women's History Museum In D.C.

The prospect of a National Women's History Museum moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday.


Viewers Not Laughing About SNL Slavery Skit

A skit about slavery by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones outraged many of the show's black viewers. NPR television critic Eric Deggans talks about the joke and the backlash.